Certificate of Residence

Have you officially resided in New York State but outside of Onondaga County in the past year?  You may be able to reduce your tuition! 

By giving us your Certificate of Residence you can qualify for our lower In-State (Resident) tuition rate.

  1. Many counties have their own Certificate of Residence Affidavit and Application.  Look up your home county Chief Financial Officer / County Treasurer and complete their Certificate of Residence Affidavit and Application. 
  2. Otherwise, use this:
  3. Contact your county Chief Financial Officer/Treasury Office for further instructions on how to apply for your certificate of residence  Note: On March 27,2020 New York State issued Executive Order 202.11 addressing the application/issuance of Certificates of Residence for the course of study at community colleges.  The language suspends the requirement that a student obtain a Certificate of Residence within 30 days of registering for a course at a community college and allows for application and issuance of Certificates of Residence to the counties to be conducted through any means other than in-person.  This will provide flexibility for the community colleges, the counties, and the students for the duration of the COVID-19 crisis.  
  4. Once you have received your Certificate of Residence mail it to the OCC Student Accounts Office.

    Mailing Address:
    Student Accounts
    Gordon Student Center Room 220
    Onondaga Community College
    4585 West Seneca Turnpike
    Syracuse, NY 13215

    or email it to [email protected]
Certificates are valid for one year from the date of issuance and a new one must be submitted after the current one expires in order to continue receiving the In-County (Resident) tuition rate.  Students who do not submit a Certificate of Residence within the timeframe outlined below will be charged the non-resident tuition rate.

Certificate of Residence Timeline for 2020-2021

Semester 1st Day of Classes Start Date to Obtain CR Deadline to Submit
Fall 2020 August 31, 2020 February 6, 2020  September 30, 2020
Winter 2021 January 4, 2021 February 6, 2020 February 3, 2021
Spring 2021 January 25, 2021 November 2, 2021 February 24, 2021
Summer 2021 
1st 5 Weeks


Summer 2021 
2nd 5 Weeks


Summer 2021 
10 Weeks



You can complete this form to change your residency status to in-state/in-county.